An honours degree, relevant experience in the field of early childhood education and care is desirable.
If you don’t have an undergraduate degree, you may be able to register for the diploma and transfer to a masters course when you’ve completed enough coursework.
Months of entry
This course blends distance learning with face-to-face teaching. It’s open to everyone with an interest in early childhood education, including early years practitioners, FE and HE lecturers, teachers, nursery nurses, voluntary and independent providers, and inspectors and managers working in areas relevant to early childhood.
Wherever you are in the world, you’ll develop the skills you need to carry out high-quality educational research relevant to your own culture. Those skills include a clearer understanding of the policies, practice and theories that underpin early childhood education and care. You’ll discuss international approaches and educational change with leading experts.
On completion, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for doctoral study on our Early Childhood Education EdD.
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.
Information for international students
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24-36 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 8177